Meet Marian Cooper—Therapist at Best Therapists

Marian Cooper, LCSW, ATR

California, LCSW #110949; Texas, LCSW #104193; New York, LCSW #084473

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About Marian | She/her

Marian Cooper is a Psychotherapist and owner of Own the Moment Therapy, a private counseling practice that focuses on helping high achievers to let go of unrealistic expectations, live in the moment, and stop chasing perfection. Marian is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Art Therapist who is passionate about helping clients overcome unhelpful patterns, live in the moment, and bring self-care into their lives. She offers solution focused individual therapy integrated with expressive arts to help busy professionals, learn to live life on their own terms without guilt. Marian is excited to assist her clients in learning effective strategies for muting their inner critic and creating change. Marian provides individual therapy to clients in-person (in the state of Texas) or online to clients located in Texas, New York, and California. Marian has a Masters Degree in Social Work from New York University and a Masters in Art Therapy Counseling from Hofstra University.

Message to clients

Hi! I’m Marian, and I specialize in empowering high achievers like you to overcome the pressure to maintain high standards. I understand the unique challenges you face as someone who constantly strives for excellence in all areas of life, leading to overwhelming anxiety and a fear of not measuring up. Together, we will explore these challenges and develop strategies to help you cope. My approach is supportive, direct, and collaborative. I use an integrated approach of cognitive-behavioral therapy and creative arts. In our sessions, you can expect a safe and non-judgmental space. I firmly believe that vulnerability and self-compassion are powerful tools in embracing your authentic self and understanding that you are more than your achievements. Together, we can reshape your self-perception and pave the way for healthier, more balanced living. If you are ready to step away from the shackles of anxiety and perfectionism, I am here to guide and support you every step of the way. Let's embark on this journey of self-discovery and growth together.


Masters of Social Work | New York University, 2008; Masters of Art Therapy Counseling | Hofstra University 2020

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Cultural and experiential knowledge

Black culture

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Virtual or in person

Virtual and In Person


Anxiety, Life transitions, Self esteem/self worth

Additional areas of focus

Stress, Burnout

Therapeutic style

Direct, Humorous, Affirming, Conversational, Solution-oriented


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Art therapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Solution-focused brief therapy, Strength-based therapy

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Individual Session


Couples Session


Family Session

Sliding scale

Does not offer sliding scale spots

Insurance accepted
United Health Care, Aetna, Oxford (New York and Texas only)
Does not work directly with insurance companies
Works with your out of network benefits to get you reimbursed for therapy
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Peer review

She's a knowledge, comforting professional at all times. She brings extensive experience and great interventions to all her sessions. After working with her, I'm certain she would be an asset to anyone looking for a therapist. I absolutely recommend her.

—Ebony Kimario, LCSW
Peer review

Marian truly cares about helping her clients. She is easy to talk to and makes you feel at ease. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking counseling.

—Kellie Brown, LMHC
Peer review

Marian is one of the most genuine, loving, caring therapists I know! I had the pleasure of meeting her 2 years ago at our peer supervision group. She never fails to not only empower her peers, yet also recreate them to be the powerful therapist that they are to support well deserving individual who care to grow. I have no doubt that should you be her client, she would provide you her top notch authentic, inspirational and natural loving way, recreating the power in all her clients. She never fails to exude humbling confidence and loving care to those she cares for! Highly recommended!

—Mary Ng-Tedjasukmana, LCSW
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